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by Highlander
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 84
Views: 14832

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

It will be interesting to see if the passage of medical marijuana has an impact on the population growth in MO vs KS. I don't think it will have a massive effect, but I imagine it could be a deciding factor for some people. Do we know if there is a residency requirement for a prescription/card? Or ...
by Highlander
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star building redevelopment
Replies: 54
Views: 5391

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star building redevelopment

I am assuming this development will be a bit like the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco?

https://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/
by Highlander
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4732
Views: 373531

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The LaGuardia overhaul is costing 8 billion. 4 billion for the Delta terminal alone. LaGaurdia is the 21st busiest airport in the US with a little less than 2.5X more flights than KC per year (KC is the 40th busiest). KC's 1.something billion dollar terminal seems a proportionately smaller in terms ...
by Highlander
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 140
Views: 21152

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Very nice. much needed infill. Now lets tackle the bigger holes on Grand and Make Grand Grand Again.
by Highlander
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3734
Views: 347839

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Plans for the Nordstrom have been submitted. It does involved demoing the eastern portion of the garage and Cinemark building. The architecture doesn't have any Spanish elements or nods to the Plaza architectural style. I'm sure the Save the Plaza folks won't be pleased. If they are demoing and bui...
by Highlander
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 145
Views: 24581

Re: Hospital Hill activity

So are there two different high rise construction projects going on at Hospital Hill right now?
by Highlander
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Hawthorne Plaza
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

Re: Hawthorne Plaza

Has this project been started yet? If not, any ideas on when? Seems like a critical project for the Midtown area.
by Highlander
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 95
Views: 14107

Re: Downtown office vacancy

Yep saw that article from Kevin Collison. Really need some new Class A space downtown for just this type of opportunity. Most firms adding or re-locating jobs don't want to wait 24 months or so for a new tower to be built. Even a 10-15 story office tower would be a good start, anywhere between the ...
by Highlander
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1008
Views: 128868

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

I think the ways one becomes more conservative as one ages might have changed. I think it may be true that one becomes increasingly fiscally conservative as one ages. However, I think we are seeing a hybrid of people becoming fiscally conservative, and still remain liberal on many social issues. Pe...
by Highlander
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3734
Views: 347839

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

According to a Business Journal article on endangered buildings the Christian Scientist church is to be torn down and replaced with a 13 story office tower. Would be a loss for the human scale along 47th and create a blocky wall on the north side. I wonder if they got this wrong and meant there is ...
by Highlander
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 450
Views: 56238

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Looks much better with the scaffolding gone, especially the south side. North side looks kind of European utilitarian.
by Highlander
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Power and Light District Official Tenant List
Replies: 164
Views: 51766

Re: Power and Light District Official Tenant List

So how big is the C&C space? I've only been there when it was Makers Mark and it seemed kind of small for a marquee type establishment. The P&L District has always needed that high profile restaurant to bring people in from across the metro and this may be the closest thing to high profile on a nati...
by Highlander
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Power and Light District Official Tenant List
Replies: 164
Views: 51766

Re: Power and Light District Official Tenant List

Address is on grand. Not c&c I've read it will occupy the C&C space in a couple of different news feeds. Here's one: https://fox4kc.com/2018/10/11/food-network-star-guy-fieri-to-open-restaurant-at-kc-power-light-district/?fbclid=IwAR3wIYtePhykkt78qg3pif2ibq0YR8usPgZiak-8cxXFiqFNGNw_C91Pd68 Journali...
by Highlander
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Power and Light District Official Tenant List
Replies: 164
Views: 51766

Re: Power and Light District Official Tenant List

Maybe they finally took my advice and will make the Irish place half what it should be....otherwise I'd guess Cleaver & Cork. It is Cleaver and Cork. That place didn't last long. Wonder if Guy Fieri can deliver the high profile restaurant the P&L district has always lacked (I guess Country Road Ice...
by Highlander
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 275
Views: 43889

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

I was looking at some older renderings of this project and was a bit confused by the scope. So it will encompass the Midwest Hotel Building, the now vacant lot to the north (new construction), a one story restaurant on the lot to the south, and from the renderings, it appears the entire lot behind (...
by Highlander
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3734
Views: 347839

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Shake Shack is slated for a September 6th opening. Old Navy in the former Gap space sometime this fall. I carried out from Shake Shack lasts week. The line was a little bit out the door, but I was in and out in under 30 minutes. I thought the burger was pretty good. By itself, it was reasonably pri...
by Highlander
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 450
Views: 56238

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Looks better than I thought it would a few weeks ago when it was still covered in scaffolding. The brick is much lighter than advertised but it's not bad.

Is the ARTerra moniker displayed on the side of the building as the rendering suggests?
by Highlander
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 726
Views: 91997

Re: Three Light

Couple surveyors were in this parking lot this morning and it was blocked off from parking. Maybe getting ready to start construction? I'm not sure they're there yet. Surveyors were testing the soil for One Cardinal Way in St. Louis about two months before the actual ground was broken. We'll see! W...
by Highlander
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 977
Views: 82288

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For Week 2, the Chiefs were: #1 in offense #1 in special teams #32 in defense Not too dissimilar to Mizzou football. Juggernaut offense* and a crappy secondary. *haven't really seen a good defense yet. Now if the Chief's can just keep their key offensive players healthy this year. They don't have t...
by Highlander
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 25
Views: 2045

Re: Affordable Housing

The affordability number today is about keeping the top of the market down so lower end buildings are less likely to raise rates. It's probably mostly to stop developers from calling insanely high numbers as affordable for incentives like they had been doing. Putting a low income person in 3 Light ...